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Inscription

around circumference: HANNIBALIS FI[lius] R[ei] P[ublicae] BONON[iensis]; across center: PRINCEPS

Provenance

Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his heirs; purchased with the entire Dreyfus collection 9 July 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 31 January 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[1] gift 1957 to NGA.

Bibliography
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 208, repro.
2010
Schraven, Minou. "Foundation Rituals in Renaissance Italy: The Case of the Bentivoglio Tower in Bologna," in Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual. 5 vols. Wiesbaden, 2010:V: 339-357.